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Weigh in on New School Board

The Massapequa Board of Education held their reorganization meeting Friday. What's the biggest issue they face.

Although school won't start until the end of summer, the Massapequa Board of Education's new year began on Thursday night.

The Board held its annual reorganization meeting and swore in Maryanne Fisher to her fourth term on the board and new member Joe LaBella.

Most of the matters on the agenda were ordinary matters related to keeping the district running through the summer.

But we'd like to know what lies ahead. What issues do you think are the most important issues facing the district this year?

Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

KD July 06, 2012 at 02:52 PM
For the bigger kids, drugs and drug prevention. Keeping them safe and alive should be a big priority rather than the ignore it tactic they had a decade ago. Kids are dying in the community, during and after high school from drugs they were introduced to when they were there. The FCA program they had in the late 90s early 00s was at least a decent program for all ages that also warned the kids what they were up against. Once my class graduated that faded because those effected by the deaths of Frank, Curtis, and Ashley graduated, the torch never got passed.
JPS July 06, 2012 at 03:18 PM
One their priorities should be reducing the excessive tax burden on the residents. Why my school taxes are nearly 65% of my property tax bill is ridiculous. It is forcing people to leave LI as well as hurting all of our property values. I have considered moving to a bigger home but cannot see paying over 20K a year in taxes for a house worth < 800K. The salaries and benefits of our teachers is so out of line with the rest of the country. Unbelievable that is was even allowed to get to this point!
Joanie July 09, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Priorities need to change everywhere. How did we cut classes and teacher first instead of clubs and teams? School is for education.
deweysmom July 10, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Why is school starting on Aug 30th this year and when are we being told?? Spoken to parents who have no clue about this opening, maybe I'll get a letter in august??
bob gee July 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM
school is for education, cut down on clubs, teams etc

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